Let’s get even…

Let’s get even…

Fixing dinner is hard enough but when you have a package of 10 hot dogs and only 8 buns it can be even more challenging! What happens to the left over dogs – does someone eat them plain, do you resort to the bread/roll compromise?? Or do you open a new package of rolls and continue […]

Just drop it…Not!

Just drop it…Not!

Just a few days ago people in a downtown Jamestown business watched in fascination through the storefront window as a driver parked across the street and did something nobody could explain. The driver opened the car door, stood beside the car and threw a handful of stuff – some that blew away, some that splatted […]

In my size?

In my size?

The other day I bought a shirt marked “Large” because I am. It was too small to button. I have noticed a trend of clothes getting smaller while keeping the sizes marked as large. Today’s XXL is last year’s XL or even L. My scale tells me I haven’t gained any new poundage, so it […]

Wrong number, please?

Wrong number, please?

The nice clerk and I talked about my purchase at the store. Back home, I thought of another question. I Googled the mall store, saw the usual map, directions and store hours, so I pressed the “Call” icon. Fifteen minutes on-hold later I connected with somebody who could barely speak English in an undisclosed foreign […]

Howdy Neighbor

Howdy Neighbor

I like neighbors who visit. But not their branches, roots, weed patches and pets. I once had a neighbor (since left town) who let his tree branches grow over my roof, pile up leaves in my gutters, roots invade my foundation and his pets leave gifts on my lawn. And he also made it hard […]

The Invisible Kid

The Invisible Kid

One night last week I almost killed the invisible kid. Then I would have had to scrape him off the front of my car, too. That would have really upset me. Doesn’t anybody tell kids who ride their bikes in the street at night to a.) stay near the curb, b.) wear a light colored […]

Bad choices?

Bad choices?

I’m tired of so many people saying something like, “I guess I’ll vote for the lesser of two evils” when talking about the upcoming presidential election. Why are you going to vote for any evil? Make your pick and do the honorable thing. Support that person. Or vote for somebody you can support. Nobody said […]

All Bottled Up

All Bottled Up

More and more events ask you not to bring your own food and beverages. They want to save you the trouble by selling you their own stuff. So when I bought a bottle of water I expected to drink it. But the twist off cap was so tight I got a blister trying to open […]

Enough about the weather

Enough about the weather

OK. It’s hot. It’s raining. It’s humid. It’s too windy or it’s too dry for your tomato plants. No wait… soon it will be too cold, too snowy or to “waethery!” I’ve heard just about all the whining I want to hear about whatever it is doing outside. It’s called weather and it happens. Get […]

Don’t crowd me!

Don’t crowd me!

Many cars are nearly a foot wider than similar models manufactured a few decades ago. If you don’t believe me, check out the chaos in the nearest parking lot; there’s a good chance you’ll see cars wedged too close together. Last week I returned to my car after a long day at work only to […]